Guntakal

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Guntakal
గుంతకల్
City
Guntakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal
Guntakal
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Area[1]
 • Total 51.90 km2 (20.04 sq mi)
Elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 126,270
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515801
Telephone code +91–8552
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website Guntakal Municipality

Guntakal is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Gutnakal mandal of Anantapur revenue division.[2]

Geography[edit]

Guntakal is located at 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38.[3] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Guntakal municipality had a population of 126,479, out of which males were 62,695 and females were 63,784. The literacy rate was 75.70 per cent.[4]

Religions in Guntakal
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
72%
Muslims
  
25%
Christians
  
2%
Others†
  
1%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

People[edit]

Guntakal named after Guntakallu. There is a Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Mastan Vali Rehmatullahi Alaih in Guntakal. People speak Telugu. Hindi and Urdu are also spoken.

About[edit]

Guntakal is largely known for railways; it is a junction which connects south cities to north India, half of its population are employees of railways.

IOCL and HPCL has large distribution centres at Guntakal.

Culture[edit]

Chippagiri is a tomb of eminent Sufi saint Hazrat Sattar Haji Rehmatullahi Alaih, which is visible from the main cross roads and also the Dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Sultan Mohiyuddin Khadri, also known as Bham Bham Saheb.

Using granites of Chippagiri the cluster of temples was built. Chippagiri is also place known for Daasa Saahitya with Vijayadasa (1682–1755) lived here. He was the 5th in the line of the Haridasas.[5]

Water[edit]

The Tunga Badhra High Level Canal is passing through this town and serves as major drinking water source to the town.

Transport[edit]

Guntakal Junction

Guntakal is an important junction, connecting most parts of the country and thus to many places in India. It has major lines branching out to Vijayawada, Howrah, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Vasco da Gama. Buses form another mode of transportation to rural and other areas where there are no railway lines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Guntakal". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ Chippagiri

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